.@ElleMagazine Said It Best, It Is Important That Serena Williams Keep Winning

Serena Williams won – again. The world is full of her latest exploits as she moves toward another Grand Slam. I’ve seen some of the most fabulous memes and Instagram posts, from her doing the splits retrieving a ball to doing the chicken and just otherwise celebrating being a winner. I’m not afraid to admit, … Continue reading .@ElleMagazine Said It Best, It Is Important That Serena Williams Keep Winning

If you don’t know Franchesca Ramsey, you should. https://twitter.com/chescaleigh #race #gender

Ramsey breaks down racism, gender, classicism etc. and the intersections between them like a boss. Best, while she’s funny, it doesn’t dilute her message. She’s not trying to make you feel better, merely making these real-time, real life lessons a bit easier for the general public to absorb, if they are so inclined. Way to make ’em … Continue reading If you don’t know Franchesca Ramsey, you should. https://twitter.com/chescaleigh #race #gender

I am seriously in love with @amandalastenberg… #race #blackculture

Words I never thought I’d utter, ever LOL. But Amandala Stenberg is kind of fabulous. I knew it when I saw her bad ass little self in the movie Columbiana, but now I see she’s just as impressive in real life. Amandla commented on Kylie Jenner’s recent photo of herself with cornrows, and my first … Continue reading I am seriously in love with @amandalastenberg… #race #blackculture

@GiulianaRancic made the best racially motivated apology to @Zendaya I’ve seen in awhile. #race #stereotypes

So, yeah, it’s not the best idea to suggest that a young woman on the red carpet who has dreds smells like weed. Actually, it’s pretty ignorant. But I must say Giuliana Rancic’s apology to Zendaya seemed sincere – which is not always the case when a celeb crosses the race line. She talked about learning … Continue reading @GiulianaRancic made the best racially motivated apology to @Zendaya I’ve seen in awhile. #race #stereotypes

Leave #BlackHair Alone #diversity

I am so tired of white people getting on Black people about our hair. I am truly, undeniably sick of it. It’s rude, it’s boring, and frankly, it’s ridiculous.Dreads

Black hair is different. It requires different care, and because of its texture, it is suitable for different, and perhaps unfamiliar, hair styles. Get over it.

When I read a story published this week about 7-year-old Tiana Parker, a Tulsa girl whose parents pulled her out of a school because the administration said her dreads – short, neatly tended dreads – was unacceptable, I wanted to throw my hands up and cry out. Yahoo showed a picture of the child crying with a quote that said “they didn’t like my dreads.”

It broke my heart. What message is this child internalizing? Continue reading “Leave #BlackHair Alone #diversity”